Bill Defining Moral Turpitude Clears Hurdle

Montgomery, Alabama – A bill that would define the term "moral turpitude" has made it through a House committee. The bill would identify more than 70 felonies as crimes, which if committed, would prevent a convicted person from voting.

The bill would also keep a convicted felon from automatically having his or her voting rights restored. The measure is headed to the full Alabama House for consideration.